Disability Awareness and Tolerance
    March 13, 2009
    Disability Awareness and Tolerance

    As my family prepares for another weekend, I have to face the inevitable decision about "What are we going to do?"  This is a never-ending question from my children.  My two children who are not dis…

    Can We Build Relationships Outside the World of Disability?
    March 12, 2009
    Can We Build Relationships Outside the World of Disability?

    I have recently reconnected with some old friends from high school and college thanks to the modern miracle of the Internet. It's always a thrill to get reacquainted with people who I shared so many i…

    To Be Effective, Caregivers Must Build and Protect A Relationship of Trust
    March 11, 2009
    To Be Effective, Caregivers Must Build and Protect A Relationship of Trust

    I have a great deal of respect for anyone who chooses to focus their career on working with the disabled...it’s not something people do for the high salary or the glamour. For the most part, folks w…

    Appreciating the Amazing Siblings of Disabled Children
    March 10, 2009
    Appreciating the Amazing Siblings of Disabled Children

    I was talking to a friend of mine today who is raising two beautiful girls, one who is a young teenager and another who is a "tweener" with autism. We began one of our many conversations about our liv…

    Pride in the Accomplishments of My Disabled Daughter
    March 9, 2009
    Pride in the Accomplishments of My Disabled Daughter

    The great joy of being a parent is celebrating your children's success. Every developmental milestone reached by our babies is carefully recorded in scrapbooks. We save report cards, trophies, ribbons…